Neglected tropical disease are here in the US, too

The author of this Neglected Tropical Diseases journal article, Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, is one of our Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research Ambassadors and a presenter at the Hill briefing on Monday.

The article received good pickup across national media outlets, including The New York Times. It is a great, if not chilling, example of disease and conditions knowing no borders. It also reminds us that when we think of global health research, the US is a part of that, too.

“Ailments of poverty, including some tropical diseases much more common in poor countries, are a burden in several regions of the United States, a new analysis finds.

The diseases affect thousands of the poor concentrated in the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia, the borderlands with Mexico, poor urban neighborhoods and tribal reservations.”

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